500 people now in hospital as BC reports over 2,800 new COVID-19 cases

Jan 12 2022, 11:43 pm

British Columbia health officials announced on Wednesday that there have been 2,859 new COVID-19 cases reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 288,939.

BC health officials said that these numbers are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there are 36,641 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, another new record for BC. Of the active cases, 500 (+31) individuals are currently hospitalized and 102 (+5) are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

New cases and total active cases are broken down by health region as follows:
  • Fraser Health: 982 new cases, 16,524 total active cases
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 697 new cases, 10,102 total active cases
  • Interior Health: 534 new cases, 4,628 total active cases
  • Northern Health: 195 new cases, 1,139 total active cases
  • Island Health: 451 new cases, 4,245 total active cases
  • Outside of Canada: No new cases, three total active cases

There have been six new COVID-19-related deaths in British Columbia, for a total of 2,455 deaths in the province.

To date, 88.9% (4,429,847) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.2% (4,148,538) have received their second dose.

From January 4 to January 10, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 20.1% of cases, and from December 28 to January 10, they accounted for 35.9% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (January 4 to January 10) – Total 18,737

  • Not vaccinated: 3,162 (16.9%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 599 (3.2%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 14,976 (79.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (December 28 to January 10) – Total 615

  • Not vaccinated: 194 (31.5%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 27 (4.4%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 394 (64.1%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (January 4 to January 10

  • Not vaccinated: 468.5
  • Partially vaccinated: 192.1
  • Fully vaccinated: 324.9

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (December 28 to January 10)

  • Not vaccinated: 47.2
  • Partially vaccinated: 22.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 8.5

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